Parliament Should Abandon Non-Aligned Status of Ukraine - Turchynov

The Verkhovna Rada should continue strengthening the legislative support of defense capabilities and make a clear decision to shed the non-aligned status.

This was stated by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, one of the leaders of the People's Front Oleksandr Turchynov on Sunday in an interview with TSN, Censor.NET was told by the press service of the party.

"We have no alternative to European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and only the union of civilized countries, in militarily sense as well, will stop the aggression, which now threatens not only Ukraine but the whole of Europe," he said.

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Another major task, according to the head of the parliament, is to create "one of Europe's most powerful defense systems, one of the strongest armies in Europe."

"Only when we set such tasks, we will be able not only to liberate the East of the country, but to return the Crimea as well," he concluded.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n311202